Alcohol and Its Risks

Malt Beverage is beer, 1/2 of 1% to 6% alcohol. Unfortified Wine is wine not more than 17% alcohol. Fortified Wine is wine of not more than 24% alcohol. Spirituous Liquor is distilled spirits or ethyl alcohol, including spirits of wine, whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, etc. Mixed Beverage is a drink composed in whole or part of spirituous liquor and served at restaurants, hotels and private clubs licensed by the State.

Psychologically and physically addictive; respiratory depression; depression of the immune system; increased risk of heart disease, cancer, accidents, hypertension; brain damage; damage to unborn fetus; impotence at high dosage levels.

For additional information, contact your local Health Care Provider or Pharmacist.

To possess, attempt to purchase or purchase; to sell or give Malt Beverages, Unfortified Wine, Fortified Wine, Spirituous Liquor or Mixed Beverages to Anyone Under Twenty-one (21) Years Old:

Maximum Penalty: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding two (2) years or a fine, or both, in the discretion of the court (Misdemeanor), however, to possess, attempt to purchase, or purchase by 19 or 20 Year Old is an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25).

By any person who is under (21) years of age to purchase and who aids or abets another to attempt to purchase, or to possess; sell or give will be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months and/or a fine up to five hundred dollars ($500).

For additional information, contact your local Law Enforcement Agency or District Attorney’s Office.

Lenoir County – 911
Jones County – 911
Greene County – 911

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